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Survey: Agents Fail to Deliver Hyperlocal Expertise

By | 2017-12-05T15:59:22+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Real estate brokers and teams say consumers crave agents with specific neighborhood expertise, but they acknowledge they’re failing to deliver on it in their marketing and outreach, according to the Hyperlocal Real Estate Survey, commissioned by the startup zavvie and conducted by the WAV Group. Ninety-five percent of 350 real estate agents, teams, broker-owners, and real [...]

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Mortgage Rates Sink Lower This Week

By | 2017-12-03T16:26:00+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is averaging lower than it did a year ago, and remains well below the 4 percent threshold this week. “The 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell two basis points to 3.9 percent in this week’s survey, but we closed our survey prior to a surge in long-term interest rates following an upward revision [...]

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New Loan Helps Reduce Down Payments

By | 2017-12-03T16:25:03+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Many renters say saving for the down payment is a major obstacle that is preventing them from purchasing a home. A new mortgage offering says it wants to help remove some of that burden for renters. Home Partners of America, a rent-to-own firm, is touting its new mortgage product that allows tenants to apply some of [...]

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These Markets Are Getting the Most Movers

By | 2017-12-03T16:23:32+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Markets in Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Tennessee are likely to see the biggest amount of new movers in the fourth quarter, according to a new analysis from ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate data firm. The top 10 metros in the country that are attracting the most new residents: Colorado Springs, Colo.; Manchester-Nashua, [...]

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MU School of Law ‘Thrifty Budget Plan’ leading to 32% reduction in student debt

By | 2017-11-29T07:19:55+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Tags: |

Financial counseling program has contributed to School of Law’s recognition as a ‘best value’ by The National Jurist COLUMBIA, Mo. — Through some recent proactive tactics, the University of Missouri School of Law is helping students lower the amount of money they borrow. During the past five years, the average debt load of Mizzou law school [...]

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Shoppers Flock to Mom-and-Pop Retail Stores

By | 2017-11-28T07:11:06+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Business, News|Tags: |

For the past two years, consumers have been spending more money at mom-and-pop retail stores than big-box chains, and America’s shopping malls are feeling the impact, according to credit card company Mastercard, Inc. “The consumer is shopping small,” Mastercard Senior Vice President Sarah Quinlan told Bloomberg. Big retail chains still account for the majority of purchases—but [...]

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Cities With Highest Spikes in Homeownership

By | 2017-11-28T07:10:08+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

The cities where homeownership rates are growing the fastest are mostly in the Rust Belt, as well as smaller metros near bigger and more expensive urban areas, according to research from realtor.com®. The South is also seeing an uptick in homeowners thanks to booming job markets in the region. “Affordability is a strong draw to these [...]

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4 Renovations That Grab Buyers’ Attention

By | 2017-11-28T07:09:00+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Among the home improvement projects buyers are most likely to value are those that increase storage space and preserve vintage features. Southern Living magazine recently rounded up some of the renovations that get sellers the most attention for their properties, including: Home Improvement by the Numbers: View the Remodeling Impact Report Temperature-controlled square footage: “From the [...]

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New Homes Are Getting Smaller

By | 2017-11-28T07:07:27+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

Developers are continuing to shrink the size of new single-family homes, according third-quarter housing data compiled by the National Association of Home Builders. The median square footage of a single-family home was 2,378 square feet in the third quarter. In the years following the Great Recession, builders were focused on the higher end of the market, [...]

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How FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality Hurts You

By | 2017-11-22T14:55:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business|Tags: |

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan Tuesday to reverse net neutrality rules, a move that the National Association of REALTORS® is concerned will make it harder for real estate companies, multiple listing services, and property data aggregators to provide their services in a cost-effective way. Learn More About Net Neutrality Visit nar.realtor/net-neutrality for information about [...]

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.